London: William Tegg, nd. 575 pp. 8vo. green cloth stamped in gold and black. Frontispiece from wood engraving. Scattered foxing. Fore-edge of some pages badly opened with a paper knife by some long forgotten reader. Two small tears in cloth of spine. Corner tips a bit rubbed. A little light scattered foxing. Otherwise a clean, vintage copy. Item #201
From Preface: The present volume will be found to comprise, with some exceptions, which will be more particularly adverted to hereafter, the whole of the Essays contributed by Addison to the "Spectator." If the value of an Author, and his final rank in the permanent literature of his country, may be estimated by the extent of his influence on the manners and the literature of his time, this illustrious moralist is entitled to take the very first rank among didactic writers.